|Faction||Russian Armed Forces|
|Type||Infantry Fighting Vehicle|
|Seats|| IFV variant: 10 seats:
HQ variant: 2 seats:
|Item capacity|| Max:
|Top speed|| ~ 98 km/h on land|
11 km/h in water
|Fuel capacity||300 L|
|Primary armament|| IFV variant only:
|Secondary armament|| Coaxial:
- Troop transport
- Fire support
|«|| The BTR-90 is an 8×8 wheeled infantry fighting vehicle developed in Russia. It is armed with 30 mm 2A42 auto cannon, 7.62mm PKT machine gun, AT-5 Spandrel ATGM and AGS-17 30mm grenade launcher.|
The BTR-90 is capable of achieving a maximum speed of 100 km/h and has cross-country driving capability. It has an inner capacity of 12 m3 and can carry a load up to 7000 kg.
The BTR-90 is a wheeled IFV that was first designed in early 1990s for the Russian military. It is designed to fulfil a wide range of roles ranging from providing fire support for dismounted troops to reconnaissance duties.
It is fitted with a 30 mm autocannon that is capable of firing both high-explosive and armour-piercing rounds at distances of up to 1,500 metres. In addition to its primary cannon and 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun, the BTR-90 has an anti-tank guided missile launcher and a turret-mounted 30 mm automatic grenade launcher.
The standard loadout of the BTR-90 gives it 250 high-explosive (HE) explosive and 250 armor-piercing (AP) rounds for the main gun, forming a total of 500 shells together. The coaxial PKT is loaded with a single linked belt of 2,000 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition, while the ATGM launcher has up to 8 infrared-guided Konkurs missiles and the turret-mounted AGS-17 feeds from a single belt of up to 400 grenades.
The BTR-90 is the Russian counterpart of the American LAV-25 and like the LAV-25, is also amphibious-capable. Compared to the LAV-25 however, the BTR-90 is far superior not only when it comes to firepower with its much wider array of weapons, but also in terms of transportation capacity as the BTR-90 can carry one additional passenger in its rear compartment.
While the LAV-25 is practically powerless against Main Battle Tanks, the BTR-90 stands a fighting chance with its Konkurs anti-tank missiles, which can put a stop to even the toughest of MBTs like the M1A2 after two or three direct hits.
Nonetheless, because the BTR-90 relies on wheels for locomotion and is lightly armoured (at least compared to the BMP-3), caution is still advised when tackling any vehicular or AT infantry threats since the BTR-90 is quite soft-skinned and won't last long in a prolonged fight against such threats.
The BTR-90 has a crew of three personnel consisting of the driver, a gunner, and the commander. It can transport up to seven passengers at a time who can enter the vehicle via the hatches located on either side of the hull.
- BTR-90 (HQ)*: Stripped down version of the baseline BTR-90 with its turret armament removed and replaced with a single hatch fitted with a fixed (but rotatable) PKT machine gun. The PKT is loaded with a single belt box of 100 7.62 mm rounds and has a further four boxes left in reserve. This variant cannot transport any passengers and is restricted to carrying its driver and commander only, who doubles as the vehicle's gunner.
(*) The BTR-90 (HQ) is completely non-functional in normal gameplay, and serves only as a deployable command vehicle in Capture The Island (CTI) scenarios created with the Warfare module.
- Unlike the LAV-25, the BTR-90's gunner position was not "upgraded" with the ability to use thermal optics even after the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.
- Despite being unauthentically portrayed in-game as the primary wheeled IFV of the Russian Armed Forces, the BTR-90 in real-life was never adopted for service in favour of upgrading the existing fleet of "BTR-80" IFVs to the "BTR-82A" instead.
- Among some of the reasons for its cancellation by the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) were its usage of side doors as opposed to a single rear exit like most conventional IFV/APC designs.
See also Edit
Vehicles of comparable role and configuration Edit
|Russian Armed Forces - Vehicles (ArmA 2)|
|Wheeled||BTR-90 • BM-21 Grad • Kamaz • Vodnik • UAZ-469|
|Tracked||2S6M Tunguska • BMP-3 • T-72 • T-90|
|Rotor-wing||Ka-52 • Mi-8MTV-3 (Mi-17) • Mi-24P|
|Fixed-wing||Pchela-1T • Su-39 • Su-34|
|(Parenthesis) denote variants.|